Critical Care Medicine Board Review

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August 16-19
Phoenix, Arizona

CME credits and MOC points: 35.50


This premier course reviews the information you should know for the ABIM critical care medicine certification exam. The exam tests your knowledge and clinical judgment in crucial areas of critical care medicine. Course content mirrors the ABIM exam content outline for critical care board review. Whether you need to certify, recertify, or simply review, this course offers a thorough review you can put to the test.


Who Should Attend

  • Physicians in critical care and pulmonary medicine
  • Physicians in EDs
  • Physicians in anesthesiology
  • Physicians in surgery
  • Advanced critical care nurse practitioners
  • Advanced respiratory therapy practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • Pharmacists

Faculty

Murtuza J. Ali, MD

Murtuza J. Ali, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
LSU School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA

Dr. Ali is a native of New Orleans, and an alumnus of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. After medical school, he completed his residency in internal medicine at Stanford University and fellowship in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology at Boston University. Upon completion of his training, he joined the faculty of LSU School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine in 2013. In addition to a clinical practice in general and interventional cardiology, he teaches students, residents, and fellows who rotate with him on rounds or during angiography and angioplasty procedures. He holds a number of leadership positions in the educational mission of the school–with involvement at all levels of the medical education process. He also spearheads LSU’s collaborative quality improvement and patient safety initiatives aimed at teaching medical trainees the importance of these aspects of healthcare. In conjunction with colleagues within Internal Medicine and the Department of Pharmacology, he is involved in clinical research trials pertaining to heart failure, atherosclerosis and acute myocardial injury, and pulmonary hypertension.

Basak Coruh, MD, FCCP

Basak Coruh, MD, FCCP
Assistant Professor
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Dr. Coruh earned her medical degree at VCU School of Medicine and completed residency, chief residency, and Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine fellowship at the University of Washington. Dr. Coruh’s clinical interests span all aspects of critical care and her academic time is dedicated to medical education.

Kathryn A. Hibbert, MD

Kathryn A. Hibbert, MD
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Dr. Hibbert attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine before completing Internal Medicine residency and a chief resident year at Massachusetts General Hospital. She then trained in the Harvard Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship before joining the staff at MGH. She currently serves as the Director of the Medical ICU and Site Director for the Harvard Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship. Her academic work includes critical care curriculum development and evaluation, clinical trials in ARDS and sepsis as the site PI for the PETAL network, and translational research in functional imaging of ARDS.

David R. Janz, MD, MSc

David R. Janz, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Section of Pulmonary/Critical Care & Allergy/Immunology
LSU Health School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA

Dr. Janz earned his medical degree at the LSU School of Medicine New Orleans followed by completion of an Internal Medicine residency, Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship, and Master of Science in Clinical Investigation at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine. He joined the faculty at LSU in 2014, is an attending in the medical/neuro ICU, and currently serves as the Medical Director of Pulmonary/Critical Care Research at LSU.

Patricia A. Kritek, MD, EdM, FCCP

Patricia A. Kritek, MD, EdM, FCCP
Professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Associate Dean for Faculty Development
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA

Dr. Kritek completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston followed by her fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Harvard Combined Training Program. She has an EdM from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Kritek is a clinician-educator with teaching interests in ventilator management, patient- and family-centered care, quality improvement in the ICU, feedback, and mentoring.

Jakob I. McSparron, MD

Jakob I. McSparron, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Associate Director, Critical Care Medicine Unit
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. McSparron received his MD from Weill Cornell Medical College and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian-Cornell. Dr. McSparron received subspecialty training in the Harvard Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship, and has received advanced training in medical education through the Harvard Medical School Fellowship in Medical Education Research and the Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education. Dr. McSparron has clinical and research interests in critical care ultrasound and procedural education as well as assessment of teaching skills and the resident-fellow interaction.

Amy E. Morris, MD, FCCP

Amy E. Morris, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Dr. Morris is Associate Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Washington. She attends at the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center on the Medical ICU, Oncology-Bone Marrow Transplant ICU and inpatient consult services, as well as in general pulmonary clinic. She has an academic focus in medical education, with particular interests in point of care ultrasound and the use of simulation in medical training.

Alexander S. Niven, MD, FCCP

Alexander S. Niven, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Senior Associate Consultant
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Dr. Niven graduated AOA from Tufts University School of Medicine, and completed his postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He is retired from the US Army Medical Department after 21 years of active duty service, during which he served as an Internal Medicine Program Director, Director of Medical Education and Research, and Designated Institutional Official at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA. He is the Education Chair, Critical Care Independent Multidisciplinary Practice at Mayo Clinic, with interests that include airway management and mechanical ventilation with an emphasis on outcomes-based curriculum development and simulation-based medical education. He also currently serves as CHEST Education Committee Chair.

Jason T. Poston, MD

Jason T. Poston, MD
Associate Professor, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine University of Chicago Chicago, IL

Jason Poston is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Chicago. In addition to multiple educational roles at the Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Poston also serves as the Program Director for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship. He is nationally recognized for his contributions to Continuing Medical Education, having helped create novel practical and interactive educational sessions in both pulmonary and critical care medicine.

Matthew Prekker, MD

Matthew Prekker, MD
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care
Medical Director of the HCMC ECMO Program
Hennepin County Medical Center
Minneapolis, MN

Dr. Prekker is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed residency training in the Emergency and Internal Medicine combined program at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. After a pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship at the University of Washington-Seattle, he returned as a faculty member with clinical practice in both the Emergency Department and Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at HCMC. He is active in medical education, research in airway management, and critical care delivery.

Meredith E. Pugh, MD, MSCI

Meredith E. Pugh, MD, MSCI
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Program Director for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Dr. Pugh earned her medical degree at VCU School of Medicine in Richmond, VA and then completed a residency and Chief Residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. She completed a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care and a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Dr. Pugh’s academic focus is medical education, and she directs several courses in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and is engaged in curriculum development, simulation and procedural training for medical residents and pulmonary fellows. Dr. Pugh’s clinical focus is in pulmonary vascular disease and critical care medicine.

Todd W. Rice, MD, MSc, FCCP

Todd W. Rice, MD, MSc, FCCP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Dr. Rice’s clinical and research interests are improving the care of critically ill patients, especially those with sepsis, ARDS, and acute respiratory failure. He has authored more than 130 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and has given more than 170 national and international lectures concerning advancing the care of critically ill patients. He is a founding member of the Pragmatic Critical Care Trials Research Group and since 2011 has spent considerable research time conducting large, pragmatic trials of comparative effectiveness research in critically ill patients as part of the Vanderbilt Learning Healthcare System. He has been federally funded since 2005. Currently, he is the co-director of the Learning Healthcare Systems Platform in Vanderbilt’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) and he also serves as the critical care PI for Vanderbilt’s NHLBI funded Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung injury (PETAL) clinical center. Dr. Rice serves as a consultant for the NIH, both on study sections and data and safety monitoring boards, and the FDA. In addition to serving as faculty for CHEST Critical Care Board Review, Dr. Rice also is the Associate Editor for Critical Care for the journal CHEST, serves as faculty for the CHEST’s Critical Skills in Critical Care hands-on, interactive, live learning course, and is a member of the editorial board for CHEST SEEK Critical Care.

Gregory A. Schmidt, MD, FCCP

Gregory A. Schmidt, MD, FCCP
Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine
Associate Chief Medical Officer, Critical Care
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Dr. Schmidt’s teaching and clinical investigation interests include critical care ultrasonography and echocardiography; ventilator waveform interpretation; extracorporeal life support; septic shock; ICU – acquired weakness; and ICU delirium. He has garnered teaching awards at both the University of Chicago and the University of Iowa. Dr. Schmidt has authored numerous original articles and textbook chapters; conducts clinical research in the ICU; and serves on several editorial Boards. With Drs. Jesse Hall and Larry Wood, he co-edits “Principles of Critical Care,” published by McGraw-Hill.

Krysta Wolfe, MD

Krysta Wolfe, MD
Assistant Professor
Section of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Dr. Wolfe earned her medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine before completing her Internal Medicine residency and Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship at the University of Chicago. As faculty at the University of Chicago Dr. Wolfe’s clinical and research interests are in critical care outcomes with a focus on the pathophysiology and treatment of shock and respiratory failure. She is active in medical education at the Pritzker School of Medicine.

Frank Zimmerman, MD

Frank Zimmerman, MD
Advocate Children’s Heart Institute
University of Chicago Medical Center
Oak Lawn, IL

Clinical Associate in Medicine and Pediatrics at University of Chicago Medical Center. Director of Pediatric and Adult Congenital Electrophysiology Service at University of Chicago Medical Center and Advocate Children’s Heart Institute. Specialization in adult congenital and pediatric electrophysiology and ablation, pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapy, device therapy for heart failure and inherited arrhythmia syndromes.

Janice L. Zimmerman, MD, FCCP, MACP, MCCM

Janice L. Zimmerman, MD, FCCP, MACP, MCCM
Head, Division of Critical Care Medicine
Department of Medicine
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Institute for Academic Medicine
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY

Dr. Zimmerman additionally serves as the Program Director for the Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship at Houston Methodist Hospital. She is currently President of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine and serves on several educational committees for the Society of Critical Care Medicine. She has received the Distinguished Service Award from SCCM in 2001 and 2013, the Dr. Joseph and Rae Brown Award in 2015, and the Safar Global Partner Award in 2017.

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Agenda

  • TIME
    TOPIC / PRESENTER
  • 6:30 AM – 7:15 AM
    Registration / Continental Breakfast
  • 7:15 AM – 7:30 AM
    Welcome
    Jason T. Poston, MD
  • 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM
    Acute Kidney Injury and Acid-Base Disorders
    Todd W. Rice, MD, MSc, FCCP
  • 8:15 AM – 9:00 AM
    Electrolyte Disorders
    Jason T. Poston, MD
  • 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
    GI Bleeding, Pancreatitis, and Clostridium difficile
    Jakob I. McSparron, MD
  • 9:45 AM –10:05 AM
    Break/Visit Exhibits
  • 10:05 AM – 10:35 AM
    Intra-Abdominal Emergencies
    Jason T. Poston, MD
  • 10:35 AM – 11:05 AM
    Nutrition
    Todd W. Rice, MD, MSc, FCCP
  • 11:05 AM – 11:50 AM
    End of Life and Ethics
    Jakob I. McSparron, MD
  • 11:50 AM – 1:10 PM
    Lunch (on your own)
  • 1:10 PM – 2:20 PM

    Interactive Board Review Questions: Acid-Base Disorders – Group 1A
    Patricia A. Kritek, MD, EdM, FCCP

    Interactive Board Review Questions: Acid-Base Disorders – Group 1B
    Todd W. Rice, MD, MSc, FCCP

    Interactive Board Review Questions: Statistics – Group 2A
    Jakob I. McSparron, MD

    Interactive Board Review Questions: Statistics – Group 2B
    David R. Janz, MD, MSc

  • 2:20 PM – 2:25 PM
    Movement Break
  • 2:25 PM – 3:35 PM

    Interactive Board Review Questions: Acid-Base Disorders – Group 2A
    Patricia A. Kritek, MD, EdM, FCCP

    Interactive Board Review Questions: Acid-Base Disorders – Group 2B
    Todd W. Rice, MD, MSc, FCCP

    Interactive Board Review Questions: Statistics – Group 1A
    Jakob I. McSparron, MD

    Interactive Board Review Questions: Statistics – Group 1B
    David R. Janz, MD, MSc

  • 3:35 PM – 3:55 PM
    Beverage Break
  • 3:55 PM – 4:55 PM
    Seizures, Strokes, and Intracranial Bleeding
    David R. Janz, MD, MSc
  • 4:55 PM – 5:40 PM
    Acute and Chronic Liver Failure
    Amy E. Morris, MD, FCCP
  • 5:40 PM – 6:10 PM
    Neuromuscular Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, Intracranial Hypertension, and Brain Death
    David R. Janz, MD, MSc
  • 6:10 PM – 6:55 PM
    Point-of-Care of Ultrasound
    Amy E. Morris, MD, FCCP
  • 6:55 PM
    Adjourn
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  • TIME
    TOPIC / PRESENTER
  • 6:30 AM – 7:00 AM
    Continental Breakfast
  • 7:00 AM – 7:05 AM
    Welcome
    David R. Janz, MD, MSc
  • 7:05 AM – 7:50 AM
    Pulmonary Embolism, Pulmonary Vascular Disease
    Patricia A. Kritek, MD, EdM, FCCP
  • 7:50 AM – 8:35 AM
    Care of the Critically Ill Patient With Obstructive Lung Disease
    Kathryn Hibbert, MD
  • 8:35 AM – 9:20 AM
    Extrapulmonary Infections
    Basak Coruh, MD, FCCP
  • 9:20 AM – 9:40 AM
    Break
  • 9:40 AM – 10:25 AM
    Hypertensive Emergencies
    Patricia A. Kritek, MD, EdM, FCCP
  • 10:25 AM – 11:10 AM
    Care of the Immunocompromised Host
    Basak Coruh, MD, FCCP
  • 11:10 AM – 11:55 AM
    Pneumonia
    Kathryn Hibbert, MD
  • 11:55 AM – 12:55 PM
    Lunch (on your own)
  • 12:55 PM – 2:05 PM

    Interactive Board Review Questions: Bugs and Drugs – Group 1A
    Basak Coruh, MD, FCCP

    Interactive Board Review Questions: Bugs and Drugs – Group 1B
    Kathryn Hibbert, MD

    Interactive Board Review Questions: Electrolyte Disorders– Group 2A
    Jason T. Poston, MD

    Interactive Board Review Questions: Electrolyte Disorders– Group 2B
    Amy E. Morris, MD, FCCP

  • 2:05 PM – 2:15 PM
    Movement Break
  • 2:15 PM – 3:25 PM

    Interactive Board Review Questions: Bugs and Drugs – Group 2A
    Basak Coruh, MD, FCCP

    Interactive Board Review Questions: Bugs and Drugs – Group 2B
    Kathryn Hibbert, MD

    Interactive Board Review Questions: Electrolyte Disorders– Group 1A
    Jason T. Poston, MD

    Interactive Board Review Questions: Electrolyte Disorders– Group 1B
    Amy E. Morris, MD, FCCP

  • 3:25 PM – 3:45 PM
    Beverage Break
  • 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
    Transfusion of Blood Products and Coagulopathies
    Matthew Prekker, MD
  • 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM
    Trauma and Perioperative Care
    David R. Janz, MD, MSc
  • 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM
    Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
    Matthew Prekker, MD
  • 6:00 PM
    Adjourn
  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Foundation Reception
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  • TIME
    TOPIC / PRESENTER
  • 6:30 AM – 7:15 AM
    Continental Breakfast
  • 7:15 AM – 7:30 AM
    Welcome
    Jason T. Poston, MD
  • 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM
    Tachyarrhythmia and Advanced Cardiac Life Support
    Frank Zimmerman, MD
  • 8:15 AM – 9:00 AM
    Acute Coronary Syndromes and Pericarditis
    Murtuza J. Ali, MD
  • 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
    Bradyarrhythmias and Pacing
    Frank Zimmerman, MD
  • 9:45 AM – 10:05 AM
    Break/Visit Exhibits
  • 10:05 AM – 10:50 AM
    Shock
    Krysta Wolfe, MD
  • 10:50 AM – 11:35 AM
    Hemodynamic Monitoring
    Meredith E. Pugh, MD, MSCI
  • 11:35 AM – 12:20 PM
    Congestive Heart Failure and Mechanical Support
    Murtuza J. Ali, MD
  • 12:20 PM – 1:20 PM
    Lunch (on your own)
  • 1:20 PM – 2:30 PM

    Interactive Board Review Questions: ECG – Group 1A
    Frank Zimmerman, MD

    Interactive Board Review Questions: ECG – Group 1B
    Murtuza J. Ali, MD

    Interactive Board Review Questions: Hemodynamic Monitoring– Group 2A
    Meredith E. Pugh, MD, MSCI

    Interactive Board Review Questions: Hemodynamic Monitoring– Group 2B
    Krysta Wolfe, MD

  • 2:30 PM – 2:40 PM
    Movement Break
  • 2:40 PM – 3:50 PM

    Interactive Board Review Questions: ECG – Group 2A
    Frank Zimmerman, MD

    Interactive Board Review Questions: ECG – Group 2B
    Murtuza J. Ali, MD

    Interactive Board Review Questions: Hemodynamic Monitoring– Group 1A
    Meredith E. Pugh, MD, MSCI

    Interactive Board Review Questions: Hemodynamic Monitoring– Group 1B
    Krysta Wolfe, MD

  • 3:50 PM – 4:10 PM
    Break
  • 4:10 PM – 4:55 PM
    Sedation, Delirium, and Liberation From the Ventilator
    Krysta Wolfe, MD
  • 4:55 PM – 5:40 PM
    Endocrine Emergencies
    Meredith E. Pugh, MD, MSCI
  • 5:40 PM – 6:25 PM
    Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
    Jason T. Poston, MD
  • 6:25 PM
    Adjourn
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  • TIME
    TOPIC / PRESENTER
  • 6:30 AM – 7:15 AM
    Continental Breakfast
  • 7:15 AM – 7:30 AM
    Welcome
    David R. Janz, MD, MSc
  • 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM
    Hypothermia/Hyperthermia and Rhabdomyolysis
    Janice L. Zimmerman, MD, FCCP, MACP, MCCM
  • 8:15 AM – 9:00 AM
    Heme-Onc Emergencies
    Alexander S. Niven, MD, FCCP
  • 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
    Poisonings and Overdose
    Janice L. Zimmerman, MD, FCCP, MACP, MCCM
  • 9:45 AM – 10:05 AM
    Break
  • 10:05 AM – 10:50 AM
    Mechanical Ventilation
    Gregory A. Schmidt, MD, FCCP
  • 10:50 AM – 11:20 AM
    Airway Management and Bronchoscopy
    Alexander S. Niven, MD, FCCP
  • 11:20 AM – 12:05 PM
    Ventilatory Crisis
    Gregory A. Schmidt, MD, FCCP
  • 12:05 PM – 1:05 PM
    Lunch (on your own)
  • 1:05 PM – 2:15 PM

    Interactive Board Review Questions: Mechanical Ventilation – Group 1A
    Gregory A. Schmidt, MD, FCCP

    Interactive Board Review Questions: Mechanical Ventilation – Group 1B
    Alexander S. Niven, MD, FCCP

    Interactive Board Review Questions: – Group 2A
    Jason T. Poston, MD

    Interactive Board Review Questions: – Group 2B
    David R. Janz, MD, MSc

  • 2:15 PM – 2:25 PM
    Movement Break
  • 2:25 PM – 3:35 PM

    Interactive Board Review Questions: Mechanical Ventilation – Group 2A
    Gregory A. Schmidt, MD, FCCP

    Interactive Board Review Questions: Mechanical Ventilation – Group 2B
    Alexander S. Niven, MD, FCCP

    Interactive Board Review Questions: – Group 1A
    Jason T. Poston, MD

    Interactive Board Review Questions: – Group 1B
    David R. Janz, MD, MSc

  • 3:35 PM – 3:55 PM
    Break
  • 3:55 PM – 4:40 PM
    Test Taking Skills (Optional)
    Gregory A. Schmidt, MD, FCCP
  • 4:40 PM
    Adjourn
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